Welcome to Mrs. Whitfield's Class

Hi Parents - Welcome to the Art Room!

I will be posting new lessons, resources, and activities to do with your students every Tuesday.  New content will be included on their class pages. 
For addition resources, please check out the Art Resources Link for several great art project options, virtual tours of art museums, great conversations with professional artists, and DIY art resources.   

Also, I have created a virtual bulletin board on Padlet.  If you would like to upload your child's artwork, please click the link below.  
https://padlet.com/whitfielda4/ehevg3t1jbyl

During the school year, the art room has special devotions to Saint Catherine of Bologna, Saint Luke, and Saint Joseph.  These Saints are wonderful examples of the artists of our Faith. 

Our art room prayer is:

Dear God, 
Guide My Hands,
Open My Heart,
Quiet My Mind,
Allow Your inspiration to flow to and through me.
Make me an instrument of creativity.
Saint Luke, Pray for Us!
Saint Catherine of Bologna, Pray for Us!
Saint Joseph, Pray for Us!
Amen.

Volunteering

The art room is always looking for parent volunteers.  If you would like to volunteer, please email me to check availability.  Also, Diocesan Policy for the protection of children requires all parents wishing to volunteer for their students’ classes, activities and field trips be VIRTUS certified.  For more information on how to become VIRTUS certified, please click on the "VIRTUS" link.

According to the Diocesan Policy, all volunteers are required to submit the necessary Diocesan paperwork prior to volunteering. Paperwork should be processed and “cleared” before anyone can begin his/her service in the School. If you are not compliant, parents will not be allowed into the school to interact with children in the classroom, cafeteria, playground, field trips, field day, parties, coaching, special classes, science fair, etc.   

Supplies

All students are required to have an art smock for class.  Our preferred smock is an over sized man's button down dress shirt with the child's name labeled on the inside tag.  If you prefer to send in a t-shirt, please make sure it is several sizes larger than your child's clothing size, so that their uniforms will be covered. 

School Policies and Protocols

Please click on the "Parent/Student Handbook" link for questions on school policy and procedures. Each family must sign and return the handbook agreement form.   

Questions / Volunteering Requests

If you have a question or concern, please contact me directly at whitfielda@stsashburn.com